Troilus and Cressida | Critical Essay by Peter Hyland

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Critical Essay by Peter Hyland

SOURCE: “Legitimacy in Interpretation: The Bastard Voice in Troilus and Cressida,” in Mosaic, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter, 1993, pp. 1-13.

In the following essay, Hyland contends that the bastard, Thersites—though not always fair in his assessment of what is occurring around him—is nevertheless an important antidote to authoritarianism in the play by virtue of his apparent insignificance.

One of the most significant aspects of radical academic activity over the past few years has been the liberation of previously suppressed voices into a new pluralism. In the field of literary interpretation these voices have brought issues of gender, race and class into the reading of texts, problematizing anew the question of authority or legitimacy in interpretation, and suggesting the possibility of a new openness in reading. At the same time there has been a growing...

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